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HONOURING OUR VETERANS

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We wish to honour all Veterans especially those living at The Concorde

Remember those who fought to keep our freedom alive

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BROWN, Captain Roy

In the first world war Manfred von Richthofen was the scourge of the sky and the terror on your tail in a dog fight. Although the demise of the Red Baron on that day, April 21,1918 over France, is somewhat controversial there is definitely a Penticton connection. Julia Trefry is the niece of Canadian Capt. Roy Brown who is believed by many to have fired the bullet which struck Richthofen forcing him to land and eventually claimed his life. While she knew that both Roy and his brother Horace were in the war she didn’t learn about Roy’s claim to fame until later in life. “I found out that he shot down Baron von Richthofen and uncle Roy had about 12 victories and I think the Baron had 82 victories,” said Julia, who now lives in Penticton with her husband Dick. “Unfortunately I never did get a chance to meet him but they’ve got a new monument for him in Carleton Place (Ontario) where he was born. “It really is exciting and wonderful and somehow I feel important but

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although I’m not the important one it makes me feel good.” Julia always gets a kick from people’s reactions when she tells them it was her uncle who ended the Red Baron’s path of destruction. Her father Howard, who died several years ago at the age of 97, wrote a book about his brother and described him as athletic although Roy never spoke much about his military career even in his letters home during the fighting. Brown died in 1944 at the age of 50, his niece is not sure what caused his death but believes it likely had to do with the many injuries he suffered during the war. “He got hurt quite badly during those years,” said Trefry. Historic reports indicate Richthofen was pursuing another young Canadian pilot in a Sopwith Camel at a low altitude when Brown intervened. Brown reportedly did a steep dive towards the two aircraft, firing at the Baron repeatedly before having to pull up sharply to avoid hitting the ground.

Trefry has attended Remembrance Day services since she was a child and still goes as often as she can with her husband. “It’s important for people to attend the services so they can remember things like what my uncle Roy did and so they never forget the people in the war, that they gave their lives for us,” she said.

Julia Trefry with husband Dick, holds a photograph of her uncle Roy Brown who is believed by many to have shot down Manfred von Richthofen who is better known as the Red Baron.

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HONOURING OUR VETERANS FREDERICK, J. King R.C.A.F. 435 Squadron, 1942 - 1946 Southeast Asia - Burma, awarded the Burma Star. “I viewed most of Burma from tree top level dropping supplies to the British Army, and occasionally landing to pick up wounded soldiers.”

ACKLES, Ron Merchant Navy Marine, 1943. Served in the Atlantic, Italy and Burma. Awarded 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Italy Star, C.V.S.M. and Clasp. “My most exciting time was taking a cargo of gasoline up the English Channel in time for the invasion of Normandy. I was 17 years of age.”

In Memory of One We Lost Somewhere over Scotland In the cold and misty cloud His plane was hit & disappeared Into a watery shroud...

FARR, Reverend Jack (left) Served in the 159 Squadron of the R.A.F. during WW II. Jack was co-pilot of a Liberator bomber called “Lady X” and flew missions primarily in the Burma theatre. Robin Agur

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HONOURING OUR VETERANS BELL, John Served in France and England during WW II. Passed away March 22, 2013 at the age of 88. One of the original founders of the OK Falls Legion.

PREDIGER, Hugh A. DEAN, William E. (top middle) British Infantry, 1st Battalion, the Green Howards, in Malaya, Singapore and U.K. 1950 to 1952 plus 7½ years TA service. Awarded General Service Medal with (Malaya) Clasp. “18 months on jungle operations, mostly leading scout, against communist terrorists trying to take over Malaya during the 12 year Malayan emergency.”

August 18, 1943 to September 25, 2013. Joined the US Marines Special Services during the Vietnam War.

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Henry joined the Air Force at 18 in 1942, finished Officer Training and went overseas where he was a navigator on a bomber. He never talked much about the war so it was never really known how many missions he flew and to what extent. He was a peaceful man and the war went against his grain. He married Leota Joyce Phillips on June 30, 1952. She had joined the Forces a year before and left the service when they married. Her friends knew her as Lee Fraser. Remembrance Day was always special to Ernie and he never missed a Legion tribute on November 11th.

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Wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the incredible sacrifice made by thousands of men and women driven by the conviction that peace and freedom are values that must be defended at all costs. The bravery and dedication of our veterans and service members will always inspire us and their achievements are still making a difference to millions of Canadians and others around the world.

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HONOURING OUR VETERANS WILLIAMS, Alphonse Served in the Canadian Artillery, Second Canadian Echelon, June 3, 1942 - October 18, 1946. Awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

DOWN, Robert (Bob)

ORTLAND, Private I.

Served in the Canadian Army (Militia), Calgary Highlanders, 1940-1945 then 1947-1959 in Canada, Britain and Northwest Europe. Awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 193945 and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Served in the First Reserve Battalion WW I

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HONOURING OUR VETERANS THE FINCH FAMILY

FINCH, F/O Charles L. Served in the R.C.A.F., seconded to R.A.F., 170 Squadron Helmswell, for 2½ years in the European theatre, WW II.

CRAWFORD, Sgt. Tom Served in the Canadian Infantry, BCR, for 5 years in Europe during WW II. Killed in action at the Battle for Falaise. “Tom was a tank driver and lost his life when his unit was ambushed by German tanks”

FINCH, Lt. Gordon Sidney Served in the Canadian Infantry, BCR, for 5 years in Europe during WW II. Killed in action during Operation Veritable at Calcar.

The three sons of Sidney and Mabel Finch, a pioneer Penticton family. Gordon and Tom were killed in Europe during WW II; Tom at the Falaise Gap and Gordon in the Battle at Calcar and the Moyland Woods, Germany. Charles died last November after living a life in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

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Served in the Royal Navy during WW I

Served in the Royal Navy during WW II on the H.M.S. Kenya

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CORCORAN, Jack T. (circled) Served in the Navy in Europe during 1941 to 1946. Picture shows Jack and his crewmates aboard H.M.C.S. Prince Robert celebrating a captured German flag.

CHAPMAN, Lt. Col. T.C. “Ted” Served in the Canadian Army, Cameron Highlanders Ottawa 1939 Infantry Corps, BC Dragoons 1964 to 1969 CO. 1939 to 1945 WW II, BC Reserves - lifetime member. Awarded 1939-1945 Defence Medal, 1939-1945 Voluntary Services Overseas, 1939-1945 War Medal, Canadian Centennial Medal 1967, Canadian Forces Decoration for Efficiency and Long Service, 19391945 Star for Active Operations WW II. He was in England and Iceland during WW II. Militia Reserves. 1st Penticton Commanding Officer BC Dragoons to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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10 years with Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom, International Security Assistance Force in 2008 (Afghanistan) and Operation Attention in 2013. Awarded South West Asian Service Medal (2006), Governor Generals Citation for Battle in Panjwai, General Champaign Star and Bar. “What stands out the most from time in the Infantry is how much I appreciate coming home to Canada after being overseas, the privilege of serving my country and the devotion of my fellow infantrymen.”

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THOMAS, George Served in WW II

All from Okanagan Falls and cousins to the Edge family.

EDGE, Alvin Hawthorne Served in WW II, 9th Armored Brother

Served in WW I Father

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EDGE, Billy Served in WW II Brother

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DRIEDGER, Peter

Enlisted December 3, 1943 at age 21. He was a Lance Bombardier with the 25th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 154th Battery. Was discharged April 4, 1946.

Joined the Coldstream Guards, England, August 1945. Posted to Wellington Barracks, January 1946 (holding battalion). Joined the R.C.A.F. 1957.

Royal Canadian Army, 1944 - 1946. Awarded Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. Joined at 12th District Depot Regina, assigned to the Sault Ste. Marie Regiment and then transferred to the Canadian Infantry Corps.

EATON, Major Bruce Infantry, Royal Westminster Regiment, 1938 - 1947. Served in Italy, Holland, Sicily, Belgium and France. Awarded Canadian Service Medal, Bravery Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, NW Europe Star, to name a few. Bruce was present and participated in the liberation of Holland in WW II. He lost his 2 brothers in WW II.

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DUNCAN, Angus Served in WW II

HREDIL, Andrew Served in Italy and England with the Fifth Polish Division, Eight British Army, 1944 - 1948. Born in Poland November 23, 1925. Still lives in Penticton.

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November 11, 2013 Message from Parade Branch 40 9:45am 10:10am Penticton

all units and organizations will gather at the Curling Rink parking lot the parade will fall in.

The parade will proceed from the Curling Rink to the Trade and Convention Centre via Power Street.

Please take the opportunity on Remembrance Day to pay tribute to those who served and those still serving their country. The Penticton community is invited to attend the Remembrance Day service at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center starting at 10:30am November 11, 2013. Branch 40 will be open following the Remembrance Day service with lots of activities including music, visitation by pipe bands, etc. Our annual Poppy Campaign will also be underway from October 26 to November 11. Branch members, Air and Army Cadets and the Navy Veterans Association will be out in force handing out poppies and asking for your donations. Last year the Penticton community donated $29,000.00 most of which has gone back into the community in the form of Veterans and dependents health related assistance. Bursaries have been made available for post secondary students with parents or grandparents who have served in the armed forces. Recent veterans have been assisted with education and transition to civilian life programs. Please help us to continue this great work. Penticton Branch 40 Royal Canadian Legion 502 Martin Street Penticton, BC

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The service commences at 10:30am at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre with Comrade Ron Bannister acting as master of ceremonies.

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March on the colours Singing of O Canada Call to Worship lead by Padre John Briscall Hymn O God Our Help...pianist Elizabeth Weir Address Comrade Ron Bannister The last post by Cpl. Bryce Petersen Two minute silence at 11:00am Reveille by Cpl. Bryce Petersen Act of Remembrance by Comrade Ron Bannister Hymn Abide with me Pianist Elizabeth Weir Laying of Wreaths, lament by the pipe band Prayers and Benediction by Padre John Briscall God save the Queen March off the Colours

Parade will reassemble in the parking lot for the march past and march back to the curling rink. Parade Marshall Comrade Bill Wood. Corner Guard courtesy of the BC Dragoons.


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